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Financial Adviser-Durban(Commission Only)

Durban Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Who are we?

Sanlam Developing Markets [SDM] (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanlam Life Limited) is one of the top financial services providers in the South African entry-level and emerging middle market. It aims to understand the unique requirements of clients and offers a wide range of simple and affordable financial solutions that cover needs such as funeral insurance, savings for education, life cover and personal accident plans. In terms of the Sanlam Group Governance Policy, SDM is managed by the SA Retail Mass cluster, which is part of the Sanlam Life and Savings cluster within the Sanlam Group. The cluster focusses on retail products, as well as group schemes.

What will you do?

To provide financial advice along with a financial plan in line with the customer value proposition and treating customers fairly framework.
To work in allocated key accounts and allocated markets.
To offer customer service to Sanlam clients.
To arrange appointments with potential customers within Key Accounts and Allocated Markets.
To update and inform customers and client public of our new products.
Develop and maintain an understanding of the range of Sanlam products. Keep up to date with any changes in products or regulations, as well as the impact thereof.
Ensure Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits, accreditations and qualifications are up to date to maintain a quality and continuous service offering to customers.
Participate in knowledge sharing platforms and training opportunities, inside and outside of the organisation, where relevant.
Responsible for reporting on activities daily, through using relevant technology platforms.
Collate data on activities to deliver on weekly and monthly reporting deadlines.
Work with Sales Manager to identify priority areas and to plan monthly activities accordingly

What will make you successful in this role?


Matric (grade 12) or NQF level 4
RE5 an advantage
Clear Credit and Criminal records
FAIS Compliance
At least two years' work experience within sales or marketing


Sales tactics and approaches
Client service and engagement
Relevant Regulatory frameworks, policies, and standards
Sanlam insurance products (ideal)

Qualification and Experience

Grade 12

Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS) "Fit and Proper" requirements and Regulatory Examination successfully completed if registered with Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) for more than 24 months.

Knowledge and Skills

Financial advice and support

Production target achievement and budgeting

Compliance and risk management

Client relationship management

Financial planning and recommendations

Personal Attributes

Communicates effectively - Contributing independently

Tech savvy - Contributing independently

Action orientated - Contributing independently

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently

Persuades - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We're all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future - your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its five business clusters - Sanlam Fintech, Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Allianz, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office - the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Collaborates - Contributing independently

Being resilient - Contributing independently

Drives results - Contributing independently

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently

Customer focus - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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